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5/25 – 5/31 Brewers Week In Review

June 2, 2015
Martin Maldonado hits a walk=off home run in the 17th

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Giants at Brewers

Khris Davis hit 2 home runs on Monday against the Giants. On his first one, the Giants appealed and the ump called him out for not touching home. A replay review reversed the call and the run counted. Braun hit a 2-run home run after a Davis single in the fifth. A 7-run 6th inning canceled out the home runs as the Giants went on to an 8-4 win.

Matt Garza gave up 5 runs in 5 innings, and the Brewers could not recover. Aramis Ramirez hit his 6th home run of the year in the fourth and drove in another in the 6th. Ryan Braun also had an RBI in the 6th, but that was it for the Brewers’ scoring. The Giants came out on top, 6-3.

Mike Fiers pitched on short rest to replace the injured Wily Peralta. Fiers pitched well, but he gave up a 2-run home run in the fifth. That was enough to beat the Brewers, who did not take advantage of early opportunities. Davis hit 2 triples with less than 2 outs and was stranded both times. The Giants won, 3-1.

Diamondbacks at Brewers

The Brewers and Diamondbacks traded punches in the opening game of the series. Each team scored a run in the 1st, 2 in the 3rd, and another in the 5th. The Brewers did not match the D-backs in the 8th and 9th and ended up losing 7-5. Jean Segura went 1 for 4 in his return from the DL.

Kyle Lohse gave up 7 runs, including 2 home runs to Paul Goldschmidt, in just 3.1 innings in a 7-3 loss to the D-backs. Michael Blazek, David Goforth, and Will Smith combined for 5.2 innings of scoreless relief. To add injury to insult, Davis tore his meniscus in the first inning during a swinging third strike.

The Brewers went into Sunday looking to stop a 7-game losing streak. It took 5 hours and 49 minutes (a Miller Park record) and 17 innings, but they did it. Tyler Wagner got his first Major League start after being called up from AA Biloxi. Segura and Martin Maldonado each had 4 hits. The Brewers used 22 players, including 9 pitchers. Lohse even came in as a pinch hitter in the 12th inning.

The only players not to see action were Fiers, Jimmy Nelson, and Blazek. Garza came in and pitched the last 5 innings to pick up the win. Maldonado caught all 17 innings and hit the game winning home run with one out in the bottom of the 17th to end the game.

Injury Report

Peralta, who came out of the game on May 21, will be out for 4-6 weeks with oblique strain. Fiers pitched on short rest in place of Peralta and Wagner was called up from AA Biloxi to replace Peralta on the roster.

Davis was placed on the 15-day DL with a torn meniscus. It is uncertain how long he will be out. More will be known after he has surgery on Tuesday.

Brandon Kintzler was designated for assignment, but that has been changed to a trip to the disabled list after he complained of knee soreness.

Segura returned from the DL after sitting out with a broken pinkie. He showed no ill effects after his time off. He is wearing a protective glove when he runs the bases.

Jonathan Lucroy started a rehab assignment with the Class A Brevard County Manatees on Thursday. He played 4 games, going 4-16 with an RBI and 3 runs scored. He is scheduled to come back to Milwaukee on Monday.

Other News

Will Smith will have a hearing for the appeal of his suspension on Monday. Smith was suspended for 8 games for having a foreign substance on his arm during the game on May 22.

Craig Counsell, after some early success, was only 2 games better than Ron Roenicke after 25 games. After 8 series under Counsell, the Brewers have won 2 series and split another. The Brewers started the season with 8 series under Roenicke and only managed one series win. It does not appear that the change at manager is helping as much as the front office had hoped.

Games

Series

Record for the week

1-5

0-2

Record under Roenicke

7-18

1-7

Record under Counsell

10-16

2-5-1

Record for May

12-17

3-5-1

Record for the year

17-34

3-12-1

 

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